We are entering my family's busy season this week and for the next week and a half, I am going to be lucky to find time to go to the bathroom, never mind blog. I guess it's a good thing I am a stay-at-home mom, because I have no idea how I would get everything done that I need to get done and go to work too.
Today I am taking the kids to the pumpkin patch. The Honeybee has a break from school for the next three days, but the husband has a Doctor's appointment, so, he won't be joining us. Me and three small children taking a trip through a corn maze, partaking in a hay ride and picking pumpkins, what could be more relaxing! Tomorrow I will be baking, baking, baking for my MOMS Club annual bake-off, on top of getting my daughter off to school in the afternoon, and then a trip to Balloon Fiesta in the evening for the Special Shapes Glowdeo and fireworks. Friday morning I will be up bright and early for more baking and then off to the bake-off by 9:45. Saturday morning it will be rise and shine for the whole family at 4:00am so we can catch the shuttle back down to Balloon Fiesta for the final mass ascension of the year. I am already tired just thinking about it, but wait, there's more!
Monday as President of my MOMS Club chapter we are hosting a new member luncheon, so I have lots to do to prepare food for the event. Tuesday I am hosting the board meeting at my house, which means I have to find time to clean, then take the Dani to school, and hopefully the husband will be home so I can meet up with my chapter again for a night out at the movies. Wednesday my parents fly in to town for a week long visit and birthday celebrations for the kids.
Oh, did I mention all three of my children have birthdays next week? YEAH, all three. So, Thursday I will be volunteering in the Dani's preschool classroom and providing her 20 or so classmates with their afternoon sugar rush with some princess cupcakes, which I have to make, as we are vegan, don't you know. Ha ha Duncan Hines, no handy box mixes for us! Friday the Honeybee will need 24 cupcakes for his class, with a pirate theme thank you very much. Friday is the Bee's birthday so a cake is in order for Friday night, which I am sure he will want decorated with peanut butter frosting, and also a meal of his choosing. Saturday is the Dani's actual birthday, and the kids' big birthday party at the local jump house. Three cakes made to order for three separate children please, again made by my very own vegan hands. Saturday night we will celebrate the Dani's day with more cake, food and presents which, oh shit, I have to find time to wrap! Sunday, you guessed it, is the Jooch's birthday (yes, this really is their actual birthdays on their actual birth certificates, I couldn't have planned it this way if I tried!), oh and the husband might run a marathon that day and will need a ride to the starting line at 5:00am. Another evening of cake and presents for the baby Jooch.
And still, nope, not done. Monday the 20th my daughter's preschool is having a fall festival and I will need to make 20 more vegan cupcakes to donate. My MOMS Club is also going to be hosting a booth at the fair, so we will need to make a display board and I need to redo and reprint some of our brochures. Then it's off to the fair to enjoy the chaos of 150 preschoolers, their siblings and their parents in a confined space.
IF I survive all that, the husband and I might ditch the folks and the kids on Tuesday night for a movie date, and then Wednesday, it's back to the airport so the parents can wing it on home.
So, hopefully I will still be alive in a week and a half or so and can update you with lots of pictures and reports of good times had by all (because so help me gawd if anyone dares complain, I will kill them). Wish me (and them) luck!